Microsoft seeds doubt by erasing XP line in the sand
Posted on: 05/08/2014 09:56 AM

Microsoft's decision to patch Windows XP after its support deadline passed has sowed confusion and will likely encourage bad behavior by some customers, analysts said.

Microsoft seeds doubt by erasing XP line in the sand


From Computerworld:
"If next month someone finds another zero-day like this one, Microsoft could just move the line again," said John Pescatore, director of emerging security trends at the SANS Institute, a security training organization.

"In a way, this encourages bad behavior. There's a risk that people will look at it that way," said Michael Silver, an analyst with Gartner, referring to those who will now question Microsoft's determination to end XP support, and thus slow or even suspend their migrations to newer editions of Windows.



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